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Smart meters do not necessarily make for smart consumers, according to a study that found Irish householders avoid electricity deals that would save them money.

The research showed that packages offering 'time-of-use' tariffs to take advantage of fluctuating power prices at different times of the day were actually a turn-off.

That was despite potential savings of up to 13pc in the scenarios created for the test.


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